NY Assembly

Morelle: Term Limits Not On The Table

As Assembly Democrats gathered in Albany for a closed-door conference, Majority Leader Joe Morelle on Monday told reporters he was skeptical a constitutional amendment for term limits would be backed by his chamber. At the same time, Morelle was cool

Congress

2016 will be a big year in politics

As we look forward to 2016, the election calendar dictates that it will be a big year in politics — especially for Western New York. The Presidency It’s a presidential election year, so expect turnout to be high in the general election for

NY Assembly

Democrats consider Assembly contests

State Assembly districts are not typically high profile or high spending contests since the chamber is solidly controlled by the Democrats’ majority. That majority has gerrymandered a structural advantage for Democrats while denying the Republican members the same level of staff

NY Assembly

Peoples-Stokes is a no-show at Assembly debate

Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes, a twelve-year incumbent, was a no-show at last Thursday night’s Democratic primary debate. The audience booed her absence and expressed long moans of displeasure that lasted a number of minutes, as her chair sat empty. Challengers Antoine Thompson

NY Assembly

Antoine Thompson to recieve community service award

By Christina Abt Antoine Thompson (D), candidate for the NYS Assembly 141th District and lifelong Buffalo activist dedicated to strengthening and advancing his hometown community, has been chosen as the Coalition of Black Trade Unionist (CBTU) Buffalo Chapter 2014 Community

NY Assembly

Antoine Thompson Launches Political Comeback

Former State Senator Antoine Thompson resigned his position as Executive Director of the City of Buffalo’s Employment Training Center effective last Friday, so that he could run for State Assembly in this September’s Democratic Primary. The move has shocked the political community,